What do you get a husband for Christmas? A husband who really doesn't like the things you like: reading, crafts...reading. Hmmm...
This has been my dilemma for a few weeks. I know I have, what, 35 days until Christmas. HOWEVER, my family is celebrating in 2 1/2 weeks since my older sister, my Friend, is coming home!
Let me break off my chain of thought to tell you HOW EXCITED I am to see her. She is in the Air Force, she joined my junior year of high school, and I couldn't be more proud of her. She's been stationed in Florida, Texas, currently Hawai'i. She's been shipped off to Africa, Guam, and Iraq. She had to wait 7 months to meet her one and only nephew due to her engagement with Iraq. And she always answers her phone when I call, even if I forget the time difference and call wicked early (sorry, sis). She doesn't get to come home much, but when she does...literally, like, the whole world stops. We always have a big family dinner and it's usually a holiday, so there are usually gifts. So I'm psyched to see her in a few weeks.
BUT that brings me back to my challenge: to come up with a (homemade) gift for my husband. Let me tell you a bit about Big A. He grew up on a farm but never really has had a desire to farm so much as to help his dad and brother out. He's a big guy: 6'4" and probably 230lbs. He's muscular, blond, very handsome. AND, if you haven't been reading my blog long, you should know that I hit the jackpot: he cooks, he cleans, dishes, laundry...he's the BEST. He's also the best baker I've ever met. No joke - it's yummy!
He graduated with a BS in Wildlife Ecology, which should tell you that he LOVES the outdoors. Really, we couldn't be more opposite. He has virtually NO temper while I have a MEAN streak. I could say so much more about my husband (but maybe I shouldn't...apparently I brag on him sometimes and get other husbands in trouble...sorry, Seth...haha).
So I've been going through a big thought process. First I thought to put all of his letters to me from when we were dating in a scrapbook (it would be huge - we wrote letters virtually each day we were away from one another one summer). But then I thought that would really be more for me than him. Then I've thought of writing him a book about him and Moose. But I have REALLY bad writer's block when it comes to creative writing. And I would want it illustrated but I cannot draw.
Do you have any ideas? What are you getting your husbands, boyfriends, fathers, brothers? I don't want to get him another book this year (although I picked a good one last year, reading is just not really his thing).